Having reached its first anniversary, I'd like to announce the newest and most improved H-DC website. While still a work in progress it is well on it's way to becoming the portal intended.
Of course it is where the discussion list is archived and too the book
reviews (first published in March).
Cosmetically, a new logo was designed and added a few months ago and the color scheme brightened. Content has been greatly enhanced, with room for expansion. Some of the links have been reorganized under the heading:
H-DC Resources, and these include the list logs. Here is a new discussion thread page with the controversial "swamps and the city of Washington" discussion. A page of FAQs is here too, including: Where's the name come from? Who were the Commissioners of the District, 1874-1967? How many circles are there in Washington? What's Washington, D.C.'s population? and the newest addition: How do I find copies of the McMillan Plan?
The links page for DC Neighborhoods websites is here with over 90 weblinks for Washington DC neighborhood websites.
There is an Slavery & Emancipation in Washington DC bibliography. A page has links to a few syllabi for college level DC history courses. Another page is for a number of new or revised bibliographies or pathfinders, including sources and tools for research (City Directories and Baist Atlases pathfinders) and bibliographies on a variety of populations (Indians, Irish and Germans in Washington, D.C.)
A page links to full-text sources on the internet relating to Washington, D.C. such as the UNC-CH digitization project, Documenting the American South (DAS), which has full text of books such as Elizabeth Keckley's autobiography and Rose O'Neal Greenhow's memoir.
A pathfinder has been created and expanded to help researchers locate
microfilm of DC newspapers, both locally and at major research institutions.
And pages have been created (and are being slowly populated) to link to
digital maps and photographs, and to archeological reports, chronologies of DC history, and organizations offering tours of the District.
A host of links will be found under further headings of: DC Government
Links (probably the most complete collection), and DC Print Media
Links--links to the website of all the media/newspapers and magazines
published in Washington, D.C. "Other DC Community Links" has links for Community Organizations, Colleges and Universities, Libraries, Museums and Cultural Institutions, Performing Arts, Sports, and Transportation in and around Washington.
Some additional pathfinders and bibliographies have been linked, including Legal Washingtoniana (the 1999 compilation of local legal materials held in the Washingtoniana Division the the DC Public Library). The infamous Building & Neighborhood History Schematic pathfinder was revised for publication of the website, and some other ancillary research tools developed, including "Subdivision Names" as used in the building permits, and the DC Subdivision list from 1919.
Further down the flagstaff a (rotating) number of websites are featured
including: Zach Schrag's "Building the Washington Metro," University of
Maryland's "Research Materials for Architecture and the Built Environment Located in Metropolitan Washington," D.C. Congressional Cemetery, DC Heritage Tourism Coalition, Everywhere You Look: German-American Sites in Washington DC - A Virtual Tour, Library of Congress's "Temple of Liberty: Building the Capitol for a New Nation."
And finally, there are links to Related Lists, including H-Local,
H-Maryland, and H-Urban, as well as each of the "H-state" lists
Plans are to continue to enhance the website with additional content in
every category--new bibliographies and pathfinders, more links to
full-text, photographs, and maps and other resources of use to those
interested in the history of Washington, D.C. Volunteers are needed to
help build and maintain this portal--please contact the web editor.
list co-editor, web editor
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